George Bush, Anti-Trade Protectionist…

This week, Bush has:

– suggested that he will not lift the steel tariffs that were declared illegal by the WTO

– undermined efforts for a substantive FTAA deal, by moving toward bilateral trade negotiations

– applied new tariffs to imports of textiles from China, at the risk of starting a trade war

The anti-trade protectionist forces in the US apparently have an staunch ally in this Republican president.